city E Argentina SE of Buenos Aires population 509,445
Etymology: Middle English quilte mattress, quilt, from Anglo-French coilte, from Latin culcita mattress
Date: 14th century
a. a bed coverlet of two layers of ...
1. material that is quilted or used for making quilts
2. the process of quilting
commune NW France W of Rennes population 62,541
Etymology: quinine + acridine
Date: circa 1934
an antimalarial drug derived from acridine and used especially in the form of its dihydrochloride C23H30ClN3O•2HCl•2H2O
river 65 miles (105 kilometers) W Washington flowing to the Pacific
Etymology: Middle English quynce quinces, plural of coyn, quyn quince, from Anglo-French coign, from Latin cotoneum, alteration cydonium, from Greek kydōnion
Date: 14th ...
Etymology: Latin quinque five + English centenary
a 500th anniversary or its celebration
• quincentenary adjective
Etymology: Latin quinque five + English centennial
• quincentennial adjective
Etymology: Latin quincunc-, quincunx, literally, five twelfths, from quinque five + uncia twelfth part — more at five, ounce
an arrangement of five things ...
I. biographical name
Josiah 1744-1775 American lawyer
II. geographical name
1. city W Illinois on the Mississippi population 40,366
2. city E Massachusetts SE of Boston ...
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Latin quindecim fifteen (from quinque five + decem ten) + English -illion (as in million) — more at ten
— see number ...
Willard Van Orman 1908-2000 American philosopher
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from quinine
an alkaloid C20H24N2O2 that is stereoisomeric with quinine and is used in the form of its ...
Etymology: American Spanish quiniela, a game of chance resembling a lottery
a bet in which the bettor picks the first and second place finishers ...
Etymology: Spanish quina cinchona, from Quechua kina bark
1. a bitter crystalline alkaloid C20H24N2O2 from cinchona bark used in medicine
2. a salt of ...
Etymology: Spanish, from Quechua kinua
an annual herb (Chenopodium quinoa) of the goosefoot family that is native to the Andean highlands and is cultivated ...
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary quinine + 3-ol + 2-ine
1. a pungent oily nitrogenous base C9H7N obtained usually by distillation of coal tar or ...
Etymology: quinoline + -one
any of a class of synthetic antibacterial drugs that are derivatives of hydroxylated quinolines and inhibit the replication of ...
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary quinine + -one
1. either of two isomeric cyclic crystalline compounds C6H4O2 that are derivatives of benzene
resembling quinone especially in having a 6-membered carbon ring containing two double bonds
Date: 15th century
1. consisting of or lasting for five years
2. occurring or being done every five years
• quinquennial noun
• quinquennially adverb